concurrent jurisdiction

Definition of "concurrent jurisdiction"
  1. The authority that multiple courts may possess over the same civil or criminal case
How to use "concurrent jurisdiction" in a sentence
  1. Due to concurrent jurisdiction, both the state and federal court could handle the corporate fraud case.
  2. The dispute over the property line could fall under concurrent jurisdiction, meaning it can be taken up by the local or the district court.
  3. In concurrent jurisdiction scenarios, the defendant often has a choice as to which court to submit their case.

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